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Dec 28, 2019
Tamil Nadu local body polls: Panchayat president candidate files plea in Madras HC seeking CCTV monitoring of counting centresA candidate contesting the Tamil Nadu local body polls has approached the Madras HC to direct the Tamil Nadu SEC to monitor the counting of votes through CCTV cameras, and live telecast the feed in the counting centres
Nov 15, 2019
SC ruling on whether office of CJI comes under RTI Act missed the opportunity to assuage dissatisfaction with collegium systemWhile discussions around the RTI Act have largely revolved around Section 6 of the Act — that prescribes a procedure to seek information, not enough discussion has taken place about Section 4 of the Act that provides for the proactive disclosure of information
Oct 31, 2019
'Final assault on RTI': Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi govt using amendments to dilute powers of ActThe amendments passed by the government will ensure that no Information Commissioner shall be free from interference and signalling by the Modi government, Sonia Gandhi said in a statement
Oct 12, 2019
Amit Shah says Centre putting information in public domain to reduce need for filing RTI applicationsThe success of a government does not lie in the high number of Right to Information (RTI) applications, said Amit Shah
Jul 30, 2019
RTI (Amendment) Bill passed in RS: BJP sought stronger law when in Opposition, wants to weaken it now, says ex-CIC Shailesh Gandhi'The reasons that the government is putting forward to amend the RTI Act do not make any sense,' former CIC Shailesh Gandhi said.
Jul 22, 2019
Opposition slams govt over RTI Amendment bill, says govt planning to make transparency panel a 'toothless tiger'"The RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is a deliberate attempt to undermine the RTI Act and make it toothless tiger like National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)," Congress leader Shashi Tharoor alleged
Jul 10, 2019
Ashok Gehlot asserts that he 'deserves to hold Rajasthan chief minister's post', names transparency as top priorityMonths after the bitter lobbying for the Rajasthan chief minister's post between him and state Congress chief Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot said he became the chief minister because he deserved it
May 30, 2019
Food companies are funding nutrition research — here’s why you should be worriedThere is a concern that big corporations will use scientific studies as a PR exercise, changing the narrative on health.
May 27, 2019
In Varanasi speech, PM-elect Narendra Modi sets agenda for new India, need to take along modern vision and legacy togetherIn his Varanasi speech, Narendra Modi, while pointing out that he is proud of the Indian tradition and 'not embarrassed about it like others' said that he wants India to take along both its 'great legacy' and'modern vision' together
Apr 04, 2019
'Can't destroy institution in name of transparency': Ranjan Gogoi on whether CJI's office comes under RTI ActA five-judge Constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing a plea filed by the Supreme Court secretary-general against the January 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court that declared the CJI’s office a "public authority" within the meaning of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.